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Chelsea Physic Garden, London

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Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. Throughout the 1700s it was one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. It is London’s oldest botanic garden and a unique living museum.
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  • After exploring the Chelsea Flower Show for hours, we left the Chelsea Flower Show on the Thames Embankment side, turned right at the exit and walked up the Chelsea Embankment to the Chelsea Physic Ga...  more »
  • It is the oldest English Botanical Garden, a true celebration of the beauty and importance of plants for humanity. Is located in the heart of Chelsea, a few steps from the metro stop at Sloane Square was established in 1673 by the Worshipful society of Apothecaries in order to create a place of study for apprentice training, teach them to identify the different species of plants and studying the medicinal qualities of some of them. Over time it became one of the most important centres of Botany in the world. Over time were built environments, including many greenhouses, to support the growth and development of different kinds of plants (orchids, succulents and many types of flowers); These include very well known is the garden/pond of rock, the oldest of its kind in England, completed in 1773, consisting of different types of rock, including stones from the Tower of London, the Icelandic lava, volcanic stones and bricks. A must for lovers of Botany. Worth the entrance fee alone, in fact, if you are like me, fans of the subject.
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  • Going to Kew Gardens to the weather in the neighborhood of the city, and visited for the first time here, but I was surprised. First of all, from Sloane Square during a quiet exclusive residential area within walking distance from this garden that wow. Mr. Sloan and Cadogan House (and was I think. 1 in London, home to landlords. Certainly more Dorchester that was amazing. ) Of made to botanical gardens and Lands almost at no charge provided that the section to apothecary for various studies from a long time ago, said. It is surrounded by green space and in a variety of plants, but is anything like, and soak up the sun while watching the grass meal is always enjoyable. Some prices may be high since (asked the dessert 3 about two glasses of wine) was priceless. Will also become a member of the year, so the weather is nice, decided on a picnic here, a person who has recommended annual pass. And then across the river or walk in Chelsea, the russels.
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  • It is a good place to go without having to break your bank for a good weekend picnic or time out with nature. Food at the restaurant are 5stars with value for money. Just have to come before the peak time as members do come for lunch and tea. So if come early the queue and the table wait aren't that long. Food menu are great. .. fresh salad are to die for. And main meal menu must try and must have. Desserts..for the sweet tooth must have. Crowd build up as days peak to afternoon and then everything then needed to wait ...So do come early in the morning. So can join the guided tours. Otherwise it will be long wait. This physic garden is a hidden gem. Place for the kids to learn about nature...and plants One must experience this. Recommended. ..
  • I can only comment in regards to Educational Visits - but any teachers out there ... I would highly recommend you enquiring about their chocolate workshop for KS2 children. It's so interesting (even for adults) and includes chocolate tasting fun and even a session of making your very own chocolate. I've been twice now with two different classes and had great responses from both kids and parents. We have a great time every time
  • We really enjoyed this Garden, especially the theme around useful plants (e.g. medicinal versus poisonous etc). So nice to find 4 acres of garden in the middle of Chelsea.
  • A lovely walled garden in Chelsea that has over 5,000 species of plants that are useful in medicine, health and beauty. Be sure to visit the fern house, a climate controlled area - so lush! Loved the free tour provided by a dedicated volunteer. Tip: If you liked THIS garden, then visit the Royal College of Physicians Garden which is similar but much smaller, and is right beside Regents Park.
  • loved this garden located along chelsea embankment . all the plants in the garden have medicinal uses and little boxes are located next to the plants giving you information on what the plant is used for. take a tour with the volunteers at set times of the day . our guide was Joy . she was marvelous and full of interesting facts